Search for neutral long-lived particles in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV that decay into displaced hadronic jets in the ATLAS calorimeter

The ATLAS collaboration
JHEP 06 (2022) 005, 2022.

Abstract (data abstract)
A search for decays of neutral long-lived particles (LLPs) is presented using 139/fb of proton-proton collisions data collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2015--2018 at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. Dedicated techniques are developed in this search for the reconstruction of displaced jets produced by LLPs decaying hadronically in the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter. Two search regions are defined for different LLP kinematic regimes. The observed numbers of events are consistent with the expected background and limits for several benchmark signals are determined. For a scalar boson with a mass of 125 GeV, branching ratios above 10% are excluded at 95% confidence level for LLP proper decay lengths in the range between 2 cm and 10 m depending on the model. Upper limits are also set on the cross-section times branching ratio for heavy scalars with a mass of 60 GeV and for masses between 200 GeV and 1 TeV.

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    CalRatio triggers which were available during the LHC Run 2 data-taking, and corresponding integrated luminosity collected in each period. The...

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    Trigger efficiency for simulated signal events as a function of the LLP pT for one of the low-ET signal samples...

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    Trigger efficiency for simulated signal events as a function of the LLP pT for one of the high-ET signal samples...

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    Trigger efficiency for simulated signal events as a function of the LLP decay position in the x–y plane (Lxy) for...

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    Trigger efficiency for simulated signal events as a function of the LLP decay position in the x–y plane (Lxy) for...

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    The NN output scores in the dijet control region for the low-ET training with no adversary network. Statistical uncertainties are...

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    The NN output scores in the dijet control region for the low-ET training with an adversary network included. Statistical uncertainties...

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    The NN output scores in the dijet control region for the high-ET training with no adversary network. Statistical uncertainties are...

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    The NN output scores in the dijet control region for the high-ET training with an adversary network included. Statistical uncertainties...

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    Distribution of the low-ET per-event BDT in main data, BIB data and some of the benchmark signal samples after preselection....

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    Distribution of the high-ET per-event BDT outputs in main data, BIB data and some of the benchmark signal samples after...

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    Sequential impact of each requirement on the number of events passing the selection for the high-ET selections. The signal columns...

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    Sequential impact of each requirement on the number of events passing the selection for the low-ET selections. The signal columns...

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    Application of the modified ABCD method to the final high-ET selections. The a priori estimate refers to the "pre-unblinding" case,...

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    Application of the modified ABCD method to the final low-ET selections. The a priori estimate refers to the "pre-unblinding" case,...

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    95% CL expected and observed limits on the BR of SM Higgs bosons to pairs of neutral LLPs (BH→ ss),...

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    Trigger efficiency of simulated signal events as a function of the LLP decay position in the z direction for LLPs...

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    Trigger efficiency of simulated signal events as a function of the LLP decay position in the z direction for LLPs...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The simulated efficiencies as a function of c times the mean proper lifetime (cτ) of s for several different MC...

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    The event BDT in the dijet control region for the low-ET training training. The uncertainties are combined statistical and ML...

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    The event BDT in the dijet control region for the high-ET training. The uncertainties are combined statistical and ML modelling...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ mass of...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ mass of...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ mass 125...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ mass 125...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ mass 125...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ mass of...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ mass of...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ mass 600...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ mass of...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ masses of...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ masses of...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ masses of...

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    The 95% CL observed limits, expected limits and ± 1 σ and 2 σ bands for the Φ masses of...

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    Efficiency for an event to enter Region A of the high-ET selection, as a function of the two LLP kinematics,...

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    Efficiency for an event to enter Region A of the low-ET selection, as a function of the two LLP kinematics,...

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